# What is your favorite and lucky number

## Lucky numbers in the lottery - reality or myth?

### Is 7 Really a Lucky Number?

Although our **lotto** Can't quite keep up with the impressive jackpot sums of other lotteries such as PowerBall or the EuroMillions, there have been some considerable prizes in Germany. This was the biggest jackpot win in German lottery history **45.4 million euros** and became **divided among three players**. With the winning numbers 9, 10, 24, 28, 39 and 42 (plus super number 3) the pot was cracked on December 5th, 2007.

A **Player from North Rhine-Westphalia** achieved the highest ever on October 7, 2006 **Single win** to clear: Almost **37.7 million euros** His winning numbers 28, 30, 31, 34, 41 and 48 and the super number 4 were worth it.

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If we take a closer look at the lottery numbers that our record holders picked, we quickly find that none of them are among the most frequently drawn numbers in the 6aus49 lottery.

Also, the number 7, considered a lucky number in most western cultures, has never appeared in the biggest jackpot draws. However, studies have shown: **Lottery players are 25% more likely to pick a seven than any other number**. The fact that tipsters tend to tick the number 7 is arguably more of a reason to stay away from it. If a large number of players choose the same number, any winnings must be shared between more bettors.

The probability of being drawn is the same for every number. However, there are some who come up much more often than others. We took a closer look at the frequency of certain numbers in different lotteries.

### Lotto 6aus49

The most common numbers drawn since Lotto 6aus49 was launched in 1955 are: **6, 32**, **49**, **26**, **38** and **33**. For those of you who have mixed feelings about the number 13, let it be said that you are not that wrong with it. It turned out that 13 is the least drawn lottery number in Germany!

### Euro Jackpot

As with the EuroMillions, 5 out of 50 numbers are determined in the EuroJackpot draws. The most popular numbers in the popular country lottery are:**40**, **19**, **18**,** 1 **and** 10**. The numbers are next to the euro numbers**5** and**8** first of all.

### EuroMillions

In the great European lottery, the numbers were **50**, **44**, **23**, **19** and **4** most often drawn. The rarest number found is 46. As for the stars, the numbers came **3** and **9** most of all.

### PowerBall

The most common numbers are: **26**, **16**, **41**, **32** and **28**. The winning number 26 was drawn 281 times more often than the least likely number drawn - 66. However, this has to do with the fact that the number of numbers drawn has increased recently, and not with the number 66 being the least lucky is!

### MegaMillions

The following numbers appeared most frequently in the MegaMillions draws: **17**, **31**, **2**, **39**, **4** and **20**. Both 17 and 31 rolled out of the lottery drum 212 times (at the time of writing).

These statistics take into account all the numbers that have been recorded since the start of the draws. So if you want to focus on the most successful lottery numbers, these might be your best bet. Although their individual frequency does not suggest that they often appear together. Many lottery fans take such statistics under the microscope in order to select their lucky numbers in the lottery. So if a PowerBall ticket with the numbers 26, 16, 41, 32 and 28 wins, the prize will most likely have to be shared among a large number of players.

### The biggest lottery winners

Two of the biggest EuroMillions winners are from Great Britain. **Colin and Christine Weir **were the first to **incredible 185 million euros** to clear away. As lucky numbers they had chosen 17, 19, 38, 42 and 45, and the stars 9 and 10. Her jackpot win on July 12, 2011 made her as rich as David and Victoria Beckham.

Of the numbers that the lucky ones ticked, only 19 is among the ten most drawn numbers. But none of their selected numbers are among the ten least frequently found numbers.

Landed in 2012 **Adrian and Gillian Bayford** then a very special hit. you **hit the highest EuroMillions jackpot of all time: 190 million euros **went to the lucky winners. Their numbers were 11, 17, 21, 48, and 50, and the star numbers were 9 and 10.

The Bayfords' lucky numbers included 48, which is one of the least frequently drawn numbers in the Euro Lottery. The number 50, on the other hand, is one of the balls that roll out of the lottery drum most frequently and has been determined a total of 128 times since the start of the multi-state lottery.

Those of you with eagle eyes have probably already noticed that both couples had ticked 9 and 10 as stars on their tickets. What do the lottery statistics say about this? As it turns out, 9 is the most popular star number. The 10, on the other hand, is one of the most unlikely numbers just behind the 11.

At this point we would also like to point out that the Bayfords are not the only lucky ones to win the biggest possible prize in the multi-state lottery. A **Portuguese Tipper** also won in October 2014 with the lucky numbers 3, 9, 20, 30 and 42 and the two stars 1 and 6 **190 million euros**. It is curious that in this case the jackpot winner did NOT pick any of the most popular numbers and still got the highest profit.

Only three years later made a **Spaniards** the feat after and **got the maximum jackpot**. His lucky numbers on October 6, 2017 were 1, 9, 15, 19, 25 and the stars 1 and 7. A little bit of information: On the Iberian Peninsula - both in Spain and in Portugal - 20% tax has to be paid on lottery winnings become. The payout amount is therefore slightly lower than in the other countries participating in the Eurolotto.

### American record breaker

**The biggest single jackpot win in US lottery history** started on May 18, 2013 **Gloria MacKenzie**who played at the PowerBall **$ 590 million** could clear away. Her win was also the second largest lottery win in the United States.

The 84-year-old American, who lives in Florida, chose the winning numbers 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52 and as Powerball the 11th. It is interesting that none of her selections is among the 15 most frequently drawn numbers. Instead, she opted for the 13, which is largely avoided by lottery players because it is viewed more as an "unlucky number".

Also **Lisa and John Robinson** could hardly believe their luck. The couple owned one of the three PowerBall tips (out of a total of 635,103,137 tickets sold) that had the correct winning numbers: 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and, as a Powerball, the 10th. The drawing on January 14, 2016, for the total of 1.6 trillion dollars was played out, thus brought the Robinsons **$ 327.8 million** a. They had this amount paid out (after deducting the taxes due) in a one-off payment.

In many lotteries it happens that two specific balls roll out of the lottery drum in the same drawing. In the EuroMillions, for example, these are the numbers 4 and 23 - these were drawn together a total of 21 times. However, none of the big winners had ticked this combination on the ticket.

The table below shows some of the biggest lottery winners from around the world, including the world record win from the United States:

Happy lottery winners | |||
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winner | jackpot | lottery | winning numbers |

Gloria MacKenzie | $ 590 million | 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 (Powerball: 11) | |

Lisa & John Robinson | $ 327.8 million | 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 (Powerball: 10) | |

Adrian & Gillian Bayford | € 190 million | 11, 17, 21, 48, 50 (Stars: 9 & 10) | |

Player from Portugal | € 190 million | 3, 9, 20, 30, 42 (Stars: 1 & 6) | |

Player from Spain | € 190 million | 1, 9, 15, 19, 25 (Stars: 1 & 7) | |

Colin & Christine Weir | € 185 million | 17, 19, 38, 42, 45 (Stars: 9 & 10) | |

Three players | € 45.4 million | 9, 10, 24, 28, 39, 42 (Super number: 3) | |

Player from NRW | € 37.7 million | 28, 30, 31, 34, 41, 48 (Super number: 4 |

### Lucky numbers already selected?

We don't believe in "lucky" numbers any more than you do. In our opinion, however, it is quite interesting to find out which numbers were determined most frequently in the various lotteries.

Do you have your own lucky numbers in the lottery or do you let yourself be carried away by trying out one of the winning combinations mentioned here? Choose your favorite lottery and submit your ticket today. Only those who play can win!

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